Well it just happened again. We just took over a case where the client had gone through another agency to have a Live-in Companion care for their dad. The price was right. They were told by this agency that they had all the insurances, including Workers Compensation. The worker the agency provided was a nice young man, but unfortunately, the worker that was assigned by the agency had sustained serious injuries in the home and needed emergency medical care. When the agency was told about this and asked how were they going to help with the cost, it turned out they did not have Workers Compensation insurance and the “employee” (who they also claimed was under their supervision) was in fact an independent contractor. When pressed further, the family was told to contact their homeowners insurance. Of course the agent for their homeowners said the claim would not be covered.
When making a decision about homecare in Connecticut, there are many considerations. Once again, it’s best to use a legitimate agency that pays it’s workforce directly,takes out taxes, and can demonstrate evidence of insurance by providing to you a certificate when requested.
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